Useful information, but wrong…

October 1, 2009

Redskins’ season threatens to unravel after loss to Lions

“We need to get guys to stay together,” Redskins two-time Pro Bowl linebacker London Fletcher told reporters. “That is one of the main things you got to do.

The author states that London Fletcher is a two time Pro Bowler. In fact, he has been an eight time alternate while never actually having been elected or sent to the Pro Bowl.

I am not sure where the author got this information, possibly Wikipedia as it lists this incorrect information as well.

Alex P.

We corrected. A useful cautionary tale for journalists. There are a number of online sources presenting this as fact, when it is not: GBU Editor

Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher in 2007 file photo. REUTERS/Eric Miller

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